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Worcester Woman Charged with Murder in Stabbing Death of Boyfriend

Shirley Sanabria, 44, of Worcester, is now facing Massachusetts Murder Charges in connection with the stabbing death of her boyfriend, Joseph Scott, 45, resulting from an altercation that took place this past weekend.

Sanabria has been charged with First Degree Murder and Aggravated Assault & Battery with a Dangerous Weapon.

According to the Worcester Police Department and Worcester County District Attorney’s Office, police responded to Sanabria’s apartment on Sunday for a report for a person who appeared to be dead. On arrival, Worcester Police officers found Joseph Scott lying on the floor, suffering from a puncture wound to his chest.

The Worcester Police Department believes that Sanabria and Scott got into an argument, during which Sanabria allegedly grabbed a knife and stabbed Scott once in the chest. Although the police have not revealed many details, they suggest that there was another person in the apartment during the altercation that may have separated the two during the argument.

From a search of the apartment, police officers reportedly seized several rounds of ammunition in the bedroom of Sanabria’s son, Jonathan Sanabria Sears, 18. He has been charged with Massachusetts Gun Crimes Charges, including Unlawful Possession of Ammunition.

With so few details released, it’s unclear what prompted the argument, who was the initial aggressor, and whether Sanabria acted in Self-Defense.

Massachusetts Crimes of Violence Charges, particularly Murder, are obviously very serious and the consequences of a conviction and ultimate imprisonment can be devastating. For that reason, Boston Criminal Lawyer Lefteris K. Travayiakis makes himself available 24/7 for consultation.

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